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Windows 8 apps confirmed to run on Xbox One, no word on second-screen controls

0. phoneArena 20 Oct 2013, 16:16 posted on

Microsoft has been working hard to unify its various platforms and bring a proper set of converged functionality. The last piece of that puzzle is the Xbox One, which was never overtly branded with Microsoft tags, and never followed the Windows line, but is being pulled in with the new Xbox One. There are still a lot of questions surrounding that move though...

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posted on 20 Oct 2013, 16:42

1. smallworld (Posts: 439; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


Exactly what is "confirmed" ?

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 16:53 2

2. reckless562 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


Writing with Word while playing Halo? on the SAME screen??? Awweeesommmeee!!
n im a ps4 fan.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 20:34

9. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 443; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)


Word is a program, not a light app that can easily be ran by the XBOne.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 22:53 3

12. Dastrix (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Who knows what M$ got up its sleeve? Just like the Office on WP, maybe there we will have Office for XBOne.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 22:51

11. Dastrix (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


LOL that's hilarious! Is that even possible?

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:29 4

3. Jommick (Posts: 211; Member since: 10 Sep 2013)


"no word on second-screen controls" - "...its SmartGlass mobile app, so your tablet or phone can act as a second screen."
As someone with an older xbox 360 and a windows 8 laptop, there's already second screen features available. I might be missing something, but what else is needed?

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 17:40

4. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


So its just a low end gaming computer? Going to laugh if this thing gets emulated in a few years.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 18:03 6

5. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)


Its like telling a teacher/professor that your HW/Paper was so easy that I did it on my Xbox One while playing Halo. LOL

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 22:35 2

10. -box- (Posts: 3876; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Especially with voice input, lol. Heck, could use Kinect to play, voice input for paper, and be hands free save for taking the paper from the printer (students still have to print stuff, they just don't typically email them yet, right?

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 22:56 3

14. Dastrix (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


And then there's Cortana lol, helping you play and work like a bawsss.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 18:04 2

6. adolert15 (Posts: 27; Member since: 12 Oct 2012)


Why I would use windows 8 apps on a game console?

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 19:41 3

7. Shatter (Posts: 2031; Member since: 29 May 2013)


Gimmick features to get casuals to buy an xbone over a PS4.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 22:54 5

13. Dastrix (Posts: 617; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


A 'gimmick' feature that PS4 could only dream about...

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 15:47

18. GTR722 (Posts: 241; Member since: 20 Oct 2012)


Yeah PS4 only have better hardware, better games and a 100$ less price...

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 04:11

15. cc3493 (Posts: 155; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Question: aren't a lot of samsung phone features gimmicks? Dont they seem to sell heaps of devices? Dont people get that these gimmicks, which are FEATURES, enhance your use of the device and we should be pushing them more?

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 10:02

16. AstronautJones (Posts: 272; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


60 inch screen or same thing on a 5 inch? Hmmmm. I wonder.

posted on 20 Oct 2013, 20:33 2

8. nlbates66 (Posts: 314; Member since: 15 Aug 2012)


Newsflash to those others who only use consoles for games : we are the minority.

posted on 21 Oct 2013, 10:03

17. AstronautJones (Posts: 272; Member since: 01 Aug 2012)


Makes me really consider jumping on that 1520.
Looking better every day.

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